Musically Sounds

Musically Sounds

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6 years in business

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Niatesha Thompson 's Bio
Originally from Knoxville, TN now located in Snellville, GA Niatesha has been a lover of music since birth. Niatesha was told that as a child she was able to hum before she was able to talk. She started singing at the age of 2 and her father signed up a for piano lessons as the age of 5. The earliest memory of singing Niatesha as performing for her grandmother's morning church service at the age of 4. During Niatesha's elementary, middle school and high school years she performed in several popular choirs like The Inner City Youth Performance Choice who was futured in the late and great NFL star Reggie White who played for the Green Bay Packers movie Reggie's Prayer as well as the Knoxville Children's Show Choir. Niatesha has an extensive background in Opera, classical, jazz, gospel as well as new soul and of course the instrument she plays is piano. 
As a graduate of LeMoyne College in Soultowm Memphis, TN Niatesha received her Bachelors in Music Vocal Performance and she received her Masters in Entertainment Business at Full Sail University. During 2002-2011 while attending school  on a full music and academic scholarship, Niatesha study abroad in Paris, France, Germany, England , Switzerland  as well as went on tours in several places in the United States like Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas just to name a few with the LeMoyne Owen Concert and Gospel choir also with the Ensemble The Whittaker Singers. Also during this time Niatesha sung for Grammy Award winning O'Lander and Associates as well as sung back up for Grammy Artist like BeBe Winans, pastor Shirley Caesar and Kirk Franklin. Niatesha also performed for Civil Right leader Jessie Jackson during the Dr Martin Luther King Jr Celebration on April 4th and did back ground vocals for the Ballett "As The Spirit Moves You". 
 Currently Niatesha can be seen performing at places like The Apache Lounge, 7th Stages as well as local show cases. Niatesha also performances for wedding and other celebrations. 
There are two reasons why Niatesha decide to start teaching music is one because of her passion for music which is the biggest part of who Niatesha is. Niatesha looks as music as an outlet, a way to be extremely creative and use what has been given to be a blessing to others. The other reason Niatesha decide to teach is for her great , unquestionable love for children.  Niatesha has such a caring and motherly soul that she can connect with any child because the child can truly feel her love and compassion for them. Niatesha wants every chIld she works with to develop who they really are inside by using music. Niatesha's main goal is to do whatever her students need to be successful. She plans to be extremely supportive, patient and show as much as love and compassion for all of her students!

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Washington , DC 20011
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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

when I first began working with my new students I have them answer a questionnaire so I can get to know them, their background, their experience, the styles of music they want to sing or play and how can I help them be their best. I also will go over things we will be working on and will develop a syllabus for them.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a Bachelors in Music Vocal Performance. I have a Masters in Entertainment Busines. In the spring or summer of 2018 I will be obtaining my Masters in Music Education. I have over 3 years of teaching voice and piano and voice. I have been singing and training in piano and voice since the age of 3. I have been singing professionally for over 10 years.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My pricing ranges from $30-$70 depending on the experience, the time frame and if it is an adult or child.


How did you get started teaching?

I got started teaching because I absolutely love music and I love children and people so if I can help someone be great and bring out what's in side of them then I am so blessed.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with several students from beignets to advanced. I have also worked with children that are special and unique(disabled).


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I currently work with a student who is legally blind and her goal is to increase her vocal range and I was able to help her get all the way to a high C and no other teacher has been able to do that before.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look for a teacher with a warming smile.Look for a teacher who is willing to travel. Look for a teacher who had a passion for what they are doing and love children and people and of course  their experience.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What the goals are, what do they want to get out of our lessons and styles of music they would like to sing and or play


Lessons offered

Audition Prep Lessons Broadway Singing Lessons Classical Piano Lessons Classical Voice Lessons Ear Training Lessons Jazz Voice Classes Music Performance Lessons Music Theory Lessons Musical Theater Classes Opera Voice Lessons Piano Lessons Singing Lessons Songwriting Classes Vocal Training Lessons Voice Lessons Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons Christian Gospel Lessons Cooking Classes Desserts Classes